Monday, April 25, 2011

Mystery Solved

A few months back I had the
opportunity to attend a
"Mystery Quilt" retreat.
It was my first one but not the last
(I hope)

The mystery has been solved!

Have a wonderful day


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great Minds Think A Like

Hello and good morning to you!

Do you remember when
I wrote about the
quilt that to someones eye
looked a little Christmas-sy?

 made from Bliss.

Shortly after I wrote that little post.
I found myself with a bit of
 free time on my hands.
So, using my free time wisely (wink)
I did some blog visiting.
First stop Carol  and
since I had some free time (smile)
I started clicking on some
of the blogs she likes to read.
With one simple click I landed
 Guess what I found.....
 some Christmas sweetness!

A little Bliss and Christmas......together!


Aren't they FANTASTIC!
Y'all I just had to giggle.....
I love that each of us can look at
something and see different possibilities!

If you have a bit of time
on your hands stop over
and visit Maree
I found myself right at home.
(FYI.....she was making some
choccie goodies yesterday. YUM!) 
She also has a sweet little
 on line store called Ollie and May.

Maree.....cute engineer.....
Great minds really
do think a like!

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Change Your Day

Good morning all!

Yesterday was one of
days where my heart and mind
were in a battle.
It came on the heels of a
very emotional anniversary of
my fathers death.
I was struggling with the
truth of my past
and the truth of what
God's Word says.
 I struggled
hour by hour
and sometimes
minute by minute.

God's truth won!

I have this little plaque
in my kitchen and I would
walk in there and read it
over and over and over.
This verse helped me to
focus on the victory
Christ has over sin.
I would really like to encourage any
of you who might be struggling with something today
to let the Word
fill your heart with truth.

It will change your day!


Monday, April 18, 2011


at what we woke up to
this morning.....

Yep, that would be snow
Yep, it is April 18th
Oh well,
I have a ton of things
to get done inside today.
(insert sarcastic smile)
I hope you have a wonderful Monday.



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Very Nice.....


I finished the binding!
I love to put on binding
I find it to be quite relaxing.

As I finished up
I showed the cute engineer.....
before I go any further let
me say this.....
you have truly received a heart felt
 compliment from the cute engineer
if these two words are used together
very and nice

This is how it went.....

me: I finished, what do you think?
cute engineer: That's a very nice...........


Christmas quilt.
me: Thank you


me again: You really think it looks like a Christmas quilt?

which led to a whole different kind of conversation.

So, cute engineer.....if you are reading this today
I think you are very nice!!!!!
Love you lots

Hope you all are having a great day!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Good Morning!

You all are so kind and cute.
It's another wonderfully cool morning
and the sun is shinning,
showing off a very lovely blue sky.


A few weeks back I entered
a giveaway from my friend Jilly
and to my surprise
 I was one of the winners.
Her blog is called Jilly's Happy Quilts
Jilly is so sweet and kind
and has a wonderful sense of humor.
If you have a minute stop and visit with her.

Well, yesterday (squeal) there was
a package in the mail
and it contained some very sweet fat quarters!

Thanks Jilly!!!!!!!

I love them.
Hmmmm....what should I make?


Monday, April 11, 2011

Almost there...

Our spring here in SW MI has
been a little different this year.
This past Friday it was in the thirties
Saturday the temps bloomed
into the fifties
and yesterday the
temps skyrocketed into the eighties (smile)
All this to say that...
last night it was pretty warm and muggy.
Not a good combination for pleasant dreaming.
When I finally laid my head on the pillow
I had the fan going, all the covers kicked off
and I was still sweating.

This morning as I woke up I thought I was dreaming...
You see, as a kid I grew up in
the rocky mountain region of this beautiful country.
where summer mornings are usually on the cool side.

As I was still asleep in the early hours of the morning
the cute engineer (on his way to work)
opened the windows and let the cool
morning find its way in.

In that foggy wake up haze my
mind took me back to some of those
sweet cool mornings.
it was as if I was almost there....

I hope you have a terrific day!


Friday, April 8, 2011


Happy Friday!!!

Gosh, it's been a whole week
since I was last on here.
Can't believe it.
There just hasn't been
much to blog about.

Since I have been taking it "easy"
the house has suffered
today Alecia came to the rescue.
Everyone should have an Alecia.
Alecia cleaned and cleaned and then cleaned some more
I can't tell you how thankful I am
to have a clean house!!!!!
I may have to talk to the cute engineer
and see if we can have her come back...sometime.

Remember this quilt

I got it back from the quilter today.
Since it is suppose to rain all week end
I know what I will be doing

What are you plans for the week end?


Friday, April 1, 2011

Thank You

You guys are the

Thanks for all the sweet comments
and lovely e mails.
Each one touched my heart and made me smile
Thank You
Now, to answer a few questions...

My back is doing sooooo much better.
All tests came back with good news and
I will start physical therapy next week.

The tulips and daffodils from the
last few posts didn't come from my garden.
I found them at the grocery store.
I just thought they were so lovely
and they brought a little spring into our house!
My tulips and daffodils are starting to poke through
the ground..YAY! shouldn't be long before
the garden is blooming.

Yesterday, I did something I have never done


I went house hunting with Kate.
When did she grow up
and become a responsible adult
who can buy her own house?

I am so excited for her!
and so thankful she wants me to be apart of this journey.

and now,
a little more spring loveliness...

Have a sweet week end!